each with incurved back sloping to join a tight seat flanked by bowed arms ending in swan neck terminals; raised on cabriole legs; adorned overall with giltwood acanthus leaves, bellflowers and scrollwork; professionally restored with refreshed paint and gilding; overall even wear and patina; newly upholstered
the hinged circular top centering a beautifully inlaid checkboard on one side flipping to reveal an inlaid Parcheesi (Ludo) board on the reverse; raised in 4 dramatically incurved supports joined by a lower shelf fitted with a hidden compartment for game pieces; professionally refinished; Parcheesi is based on Pachisi, originated in India around the 4th century A.D. Its popularity headed west in the 1860s, first traveling to England, which had taken over rule of India from the British East India Company in 1858, and then further into Europe.
each ovoid vase with raised decoration at the neck and adorned overall with raised medallions all on a pale blue ground with painted cloud scrolls; the vase flanked by applied ring handles; each marked on underside; the vases were vetted in 1992 by the curator of Japanese Ceramics at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum as well as the director of the Kyoto National Museum, and determined to be produced in Kyoto by the Fifth Family of Dohachi potters, circa 1880; a note was found inside from a U.S.
the rectangular giltwood outer frame surrounding mirrored panels with reverse-etched decoration of floral and foliate vines; all bordering a giltwood slip surrounding the original beveled plate; rubbing and patina to re-gilded surface; overall abrasions and antiquing to original mercury mirror plates; no cracks or chips
each boldly-scaled lamp with flared top above a cup-shaped body adorned with a guilloche perimeter band and bell-flower swags surrounding half-profile portraits; resting on a splayed circular base over a black marble plinth; wear and patina to surface; indentations; rewired
Each beautifully decorated chest with concave top with canted corners above a conforming body fitted with 2 short over 2 long drawers all raised on splayed bracket feet; with overall red ground and gilt decorated chinoiserie motifs including bird, floral and vine, architectural follies and water scapes; good antique condition with refreshed surface; professionally restored with overall craquelure and patina; japanning possibly later
the round top with inlaid perimeter band depicting hunters and various animals amid a meandering foliate vine; raised on a splayed support over a square plinth with similar inlay; resting on four paw feet; professionally restored with small areas of replaced inlay
of generous proportion with flared back and arched crest above a seat with a small hinged compartment; the seat back with carved paneled reserves; raised on a wooden base with later supports; the whole fitted with iron hardware; new channeled leather loose cushion; overall wear and patina; sound construction